Fatou Bensouda

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’The US is equally fierce in its insistence that the ICC cannot investigate any crimes committed by its citizens in countries  that do accept the ICC’s jurisdiction’

On September 2nd, 2020 the US imposed sweeping sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko. Who are these people? International terrorists(...)

Ukrainian servicemen walk by fragments of a downed aircraft in Kyiv: On Wednesday, 38 governments came together to refer the Ukraine crisis to the ICC prosecutor for investigation. Lithuania made a separate referral on Monday. Photograph: Oleksandr Ratushniak

Was this week’s decision by International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan QC to bypass its judges in opening an investigation into suspected Russ(...)

A demonstrator in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP

Ireland and 37 other states have formally referred reports of atrocities committed in Ukraine to the international criminal court (ICC). Under ICC rul(...)

The ACLU has warned that the net effect of the change of direction by Karim Khan, above, would be to ‘indefinitely delay a measure of justice for victims of US torture programmes‘. Photograph:  Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

It’s not how the International Criminal Court will have wanted to end its first 100 days with a high-profile new prosecutor: fighting a fire brigade a(...)

Paramedics search for survivors under the rubble of a destroyed building in Gaza city on May 16th, 2021, following massive Israeli bombardment of the Hamas-controlled enclave. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty

Both Israel and militant groups in Gaza carried out attacks during the conflict last May that violated the laws of war and apparently amount to war cr(...)

 A re-education camp for ethnic Uighur in Hotan, in China’s Xinjiang province. The dossier supports claims that Tajikistan has been involved in a long-term process of deporting its Uighur population across the border into the Xinjiang region in northwest China. Photograph: Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

Fresh evidence supporting claims of forced deportation of Uighur Muslims from Tajikistan into neighbouring China has been delivered to the Internation(...)

Rodrigo Duterte shows the ink on his finger after casting his vote in Davao city, southern Philippines, in a 2019 election. Photograph: Cerilo Ebrano/EPA

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation into the country’s war on drugs planned by the International Criminal Co(...)

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said last December that there were reasonable grounds to believe crimes against humanity had been committed during Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody anti-narcotics crackdown. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court asked it on Monday for authorisation to open a full investigation into drug war killings in the Phi(...)

The exterior of the International Criminal Court (ICC) premises in The Hague, the Netherlands. File photograph: Getty Images

Like any seasoned politician, Joe Biden made a virtue of necessity last month when he finally revoked Donald Trump’s sanctions against the Internation(...)

Iraqi Yazidi people who fled their homes in Sinjar. The UN team  found “clear and convincing evidence” of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Yazidi by Isis. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

The United Nations Security Council is under pressure to refer allegations of genocide by Islamic State militants against the beleaguered Yazidi commu(...)

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